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For events on the Chico State campus, accommodations will be provided upon request for people with disabilities, provided the request is made at least seven days prior to the event. Contact us at (530) 898-5959.

Ongoing Events


October 1 – 31

Chico Artoberfest is an annual festival featuring more than 150 events in 31 days during October.
Concerts, live performances, literature, poetry, dance, film and video, visual arts, music, theater, architecture and special events round out the festivities in this beautiful college town. Join us this fall! For a complete listing of Artoberfest events, visit

The Art House

325 Nord Ave. (directions)
Sun., 1–5 p.m.

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park Toursthis event has a cost

525 Esplanade (directions)
Sat.–Mon., 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tours leave on the hour
For more information:
530-895-6144 |

Chico Air Museum

170 Convair Ave. (directions)
Fri.–Sun, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
530-345-6468 |

Chico Art School and Gallery

September 1 - October 30

336 Broadway, Suite 20 (directions)
Tues.–Fri., 1–5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.–noon
530-570-3895 |

Chico Creek Nature Centerthis event has a cost

1968 East 8th St. (directions)
Wed.–Sat., 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Admission: $4 for adults and $2 for children under 3 and seniors. Kids 3 and under are free.
530-891-4671 |

Chico Museumthis event has a cost

141 Salem St. (directions)
Wed–Sun.: 12 p.m.–4 p.m.
Mik ’Cupu Dy: This Is Our Home, Here We Remain;
100 Years of Chico History

Adults, $3. Students and Seniors with I.D., $2. Under 14, free.
530-891-4336  |

Gateway Science Museumthis event has a cost

625 Esplanade (directions)
Wed.–Sun., noon–5 p.m.
530-898-4121 |

Ongoing Exhibits:
* Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats
* Modern Farming: Land, Water, People, and Science
* Gateway Gardens

The Patrick Ranch Museum Autumn Fest 2015

October 4 - 26

10381 Midway, Durham (directions)
Sat.–Sun., 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
530-342-4359 |

Public Art in Chico

To learn about the City’s public art portfolio, please visit:

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tasting Room

Tours and Tasting Room, 1075 East 20th St.

Guided tours for ages 12 and over, educational tasting and Beer Geek tours for ages 21 and over.
For an updated schedule, visit:

530-899-4776 |

Stansbury Home Guided Toursthis event has a cost

307 W. 5th St. (directions)
Sat.–Sun., 1–4 p.m.
This beautifully preserved Victorian home was built in 1883 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
530-895-3848 | | Facebook

University Art Gallery

August 26 - October 9

Patrick Hillman: TOTAL wreck

Trinity Hall, Room 100, CSU, Chico (directons)
Gallery hours: Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

530-898-5864 | University Art Gallery

Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

September 6 - October 17

Chico is competing to be named the “Nation’s Most Outdoorsy School” and we need everyone to help!  The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is about communities and student bodies joining together to try and get the most people outside and active. The Outdoor Foundation’s signature program, Outdoor Nation has selected nearly 60 colleges/universities across the US to engage in the 2015 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, kicking off September 6th and running through October 17th.  For further details click here.  

Contact Keith Crawford with questions.

The Janet Turner Print Museum

September 30 - October 24

The Janet Turner Print Museum
Containing Spirit: The Vessel Featuring Ceramic Art by the Late CSU, Chico Professor Jack Windsor

Turner Print Museum Gallery, Meriam Library, CSU, Chico (directions)
Gallery Hours: Mon.–Sat., 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
530-898-4476 | |

Queer Week

October 5 - 10

Times and locations TBA
Check here for the latest:

Chico Beer Week

October 8 - 17

Downtown Chico Harvest Sidewalk Sale

October 9 - 10

Rake in the savings during the annual Harvest Sidewalk Sale! Downtown Chico has more than 200 shops and restaurants!
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Click here for more information.

Enloe Cancer Center's Healing Art Gallery

Until October 10

Enloe Cancer Center, 265 Cohasset Rd. (directions)
Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Oil and colored pencil works by Barbara Anne Ramsey
530-332-3856 |

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

From Chico to China: The Life and Travels of Valene Smith
Meriam Library, CSU, Chico (directions)
530-898-5397 | 

Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekendthis event has a cost

October 10 - 11

Taste the bounty of Butte County at 29 farms and wineries.
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Passports are $25 per person ($30 day-of) and include a free wine glass and free tasting at all stops on the map.
Passports are available online at www.sierraoro.orgAll proceeds benefit the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association to further develop agri-tourism in Butte County.
530-343-7288 | |

4th Annual Fiber Fusionthis event has a cost

October 10-11

Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway, Chico
An event to celebrate natural fiber and color. Hosted by the Mt. Lassen Fiber Guild.
10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday
$5.00 admission*/free parking

Adventure Outings: Chips Creek Hike & Yogathis event has a cost

October 10 - 11

530-898-4011 |

Chico Area Museum Alliance Museum Strollthis event has a cost

October 10 - 18

During The Museum Stroll pick-up a CAMA passport at your first stop, get it stamped and see what the museum has. Then on to another museum on the list and continue to get it stamped. Turn your stamped CAMA passport in at your last stop, and enter to win 1 of 2 baskets filled with great museum gifts. Your chance to win increases with each museum visited!

Eleven Museums forming CAMA (Chico Area Museum Alliance) will be participating:
The Turner Print Museum, Colman Museum, Chico Museum, Bidwell Mansion, Museum of Northern California Art (monca), Stansbury Home, Gateway Science Museum, Chico Air Museum, Patrick Ranch Museum, Museum of Anthropology, Chico Creek Nature Center.
Hours open: visit each website for information
Admission: see websites

Chico Theater Company Presents Funny Girl

October 10 - November 1

Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Rd. (directions)
(530) 894-3282 |

CSU, Chico School of the Arts Presents The Rovertickets for this event are purchased through the university box office

October 13 - 18

Harlen Adams Theatre, CSU, Chico (directions)
Tues.–Sat., 7:30 pm; Sat.–Sun., 2 pm
Tickets: 530-898-6333 |

Blue Room Theatre Presents The Elephant Manthis event has a cost

October 9 - 23

Blue Room Theatre, 139 W. 1st St. (directions)
(530) 895-3749 |

Adventure Outings American River Raftingthis event has a cost

October 16 - 17

530-898-4011 |

26th Annual Open Studios Art Tour Exhibitionthis event has a cost

October 18-19 & 25-25

Various locations
(530) 895-8726 |

Friday, October 9

Downtown Chico Harvest Sidewalk Sale

Rake in the savings during the Annual Harvest Sidewalk Sale, 9 am - 5 pm. Did you know Downtown Chico has more than 200 shops and restaurants! Click here for more information.

CSU, Chico Young Alumni Mixerthis event has a cost

A Chico State Alumni Association Event

B Street Oyster Co., 117 Broadway (directions)
6:30–8:00 p.m. $5 to attend.

Kick off the Chico Experience with the Young Alumni Network at B Street Oyster Co. in downtown Chico. Delicious appetizers will be provided while you connect with other young alumni and build professional relationships in a relaxed environment.

Register here, or by contacting Alumni & Parent Relations at:
530-898-6472 |

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Saturday, October 10

Sierra Oro Farm Trail’s Passport Weekendthis event has a cost

(see Ongoing Events)

Chico Certified Farmer's Market

2nd & Wall Streets (directions)
7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Chico Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Bidwell Park, Sycamore Field (directions)
Registration at 8:30 a.m., ceremony at 9:30 a.m., walk at 10 a.m.
530-895-9661 |

Downtown Chico Harvest Sidewalk Sale

Rake in the savings during the Annual Harvest Sidewalk Sale, 9 am - 5 pm. Did you know Downtown Chico has more than 200 shops and restaurants! Click here for more information.

Chico Reptile Showthis event has a cost

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (directions)
Commercial Building, 2357 Fair Street
10 a.m.–5 p.m. |

Residence Life Reunion Luncheonthis event has a cost

UHUB, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Alumni of the Residential Life Staff community are invited back to Chico to connect with their cohorts. This year marks five years since the last reunion. The event will include lunch and an afternoon of socializing.

Feel free to connect with other attendees through our Facebook Group
To RSVP for the luncheon click here.

Chico State Family Weekend

Campus Tours — Meet at Colusa Hall (directions)

Chico State Arboretum Tour, 10 a.m.
Chico State Sustainability Tour, 11 a.m.

Chico State Family Weekend Barbecue ($)
Yolo Hall Lawn, CSU, Chico, noon–2 p.m.
12:30 p.m.: President Zingg address
530-898-6472 |

2015 Chico State Hall of Fame Banquet

Bell Memorial Union Auditorium, CSU, Chico, 5:30 p.m.
Ticket info: Becky Devault, 530-898-6470. RSVP deadline is Sept. 25

Adventure Outings: Chips Creek Hike & Yogathis event has a cost

530-898-4011 |

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert

Laxson Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Free, with donations accepted

Moon on Movie: Ant-Man

Presented by AS Productions and Prime Time Productions
For current Chico State students and their families only
Glenn Lawn (aka Rose Garden Lawn), CSU, Chico, 8:30 pm

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Sunday, October 11

Sierra Oro Farm Trail’s Passport Weekendthis event has a cost

(see Ongoing Events)

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Monday, October 12

Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture

Professor James Oakes, Freedom National
The Destruction of Slavery in the Civil War

Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, CSU, Chico (directions)
Starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, October 13

Picnic in the Plaza

City Plaza, Downtown Chico (directions)
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Sacramento Event at Country Club Lanesthis event has a cost

Chico State Alumni Association
Sacramento Chapter Event at Country Club Lanes
2600 Watt Ave., Sacramento, 5:30 p.m. (directions)
530-898-6472 |

Butte Humane Society Foster Orientation

2156 Pillsbury Rd., 5:30 p.m. (directions)

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Wednesday, October 14

“Can”struction Food Drive

Student Services Plaza, CSU Campus (directions)
10 a.m.—3 p.m.

Chico State Center for Healthy Communities

CalFresh Outreach, all-day tabling on campus
530-345-9749 |

Patrick Ranch Museum - History Nights: Chico Trains

Patrick Ranch, 1081 Midway, Durham, 7 - 9 p.m. FREE
A history of all of the many trains in Butte County!
Hosted by Allen Wood
For more info: 530-342-4359,  Patrick Ranch Museum

Polyrhythmicsthis event has a cost

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - The Big Room, 1075 E. 20th St., Chico. 7:30 p.m.
Original, hard-driving, modern Afro-beat and syncopated, horn-driven funk—that is the recipe the Polyrhythmics have delivered to packed clubs and festival crowds up and down the West Coast since 2010. This dynamic world-beat orchestra mixes deep, hypnotic grooves; clever horn-hooks; and searing solos that ignite the dance floor.

Tickets go on sale 9/13/15 for $17.50 Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

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Thursday, October 15

Janet Turner Print Museum Guest Curator’s Talk

Containing Spirit: The Vessel Featuring Ceramic Art by the late CSU, Chico Professor Jack Windsor

Rowland Recital Hall (PAC 134), CSU, Chico (directions)
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Reception to follow at the Turner Print Museum, Meriam Library

Bay Area Chapter Mixer at The Torpedo Roomthis event has a cost

The Torpedo Room - Restaurant Website
2031 4th Street (directions)
Berkeley, CA 94701

Join the Bay Area Chapter as they celebrate The Chico Experience Week right at home. Each Chico State Alumni Association Chapter is having a mixer this week, so energize your Wildcat spirit as you celebrate in unison with other alumni across the state.

5:30–7:30 p.m. | Register Online
530-898-6472 |

Chico Chapter Fall Mixerthis event has a cost

Gale Vineyards (directions)
9345 Stanford Ln., Durham, CA

Enjoy a beautiful fall evening at Gale Vineyards with fellow Chico State Alumni and friends. The profits from this annual event go to support alumni programming throughout the year and scholarships funded by the Chico Chapter.

5:30—7:30 p.m. | Register Online
530-898-6472 |

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Friday, October 16

26th Annual Open Studios Art Tour Preview and Opening Reception

Chico Art Center, 450 Orange St., Ste. 6
5—7 p.m. | (directions)

Happy Tails Movie Night this event has a cost

Butte Humane Society Education Center (directions)
2156 Pillsbury Rd., Chico, CA | 6:30 p.m.
530-343-7971 x109,

NAMI 1st Annual Masquerade Ballthis event has a cost

Manzanita Place, 7 - 11 p.m.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Butte County is planning the 1st Annual Masquerade Ball Fundraiser. This event will take place at Manzanita Place in Chico. The evening will go from 7 - 11 p.m. to includes a Prime Rib dinner buffet, music, dancing and other entertainment as well as a silent auction. 

NAMI Butte County is a grassroots organization, advocating for families and individuals living with mental health issues. We provide education and support at no cost to all people living with mental health issues, their families and friends and health care providers.  All proceeds from this event go towards NAMI's outreach and education programs.

Single $90 / $160.00 Per Couple; $500.00 Table of Eight
For ticket information call (530) 343-7775 or visit our web site at

Masks will be available for sale at the door.

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Saturday, October 17

Adventure Outings: Big Bald Rock Hike

530-898-4011 |

Chikoko Fashion Show

Silver Dollar Fair Grounds (directions)

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Bidwell Park One Mile Recreation Area
8:30 a.m. |

Golden Grad/Class of 1965 Reunion Brunchthis event has a cost

Golden Grad Brunch (all activities in the Bell Memorial Union)
9:30 a.m. Check-in
9:45 a.m. Class Picture
10:00 a.m. Brunch, BMU 205
10:45 a.m.  Opening of the 1965 Time Capsule
$12 to attend or 2 tickets for $20, includes brunch, Class of 1965 Memory Book, and class photo

5th Annual You Know You’re From Chico Festival

City Plaza, Downtown Chico (directions)
11 a.m. (all day) |

Forensic Hall of Fame Induction

Colusa Hall, Room 100A, 6 pm
For more information, click here.

Jason Wright, Guitarrista

Wine Time, 26 Lost Dutchman (directions)
7 p.m. |

Parade of Lights: At the Movies!

Downtown Chico, 7:30 p.m.

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Sunday, October 18

Associated Students Alumni Reunion Brunch

Bell Memorial Union, Room 203 (Old AS Offices)
10 am - noon
$10/alums, no charge for current officers/coordinators

Ditch Your Lawn: Residential Landscape Conversion Workshop

ARC Pavilion, 2040 Park Ave. (directions)
Starts @ 1 p.m. |
Sponsored by the California Native Plant Society

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